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Metro Business Report november 9, 2011

By Lane Beattie | Posted - Nov. 16, 2011 at 10:36 a.m.



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This is Lane Beattie of the Salt Lake Chamber with your Metro Business Report.

Prolacta Bioscience, the first and only company to offer a Human MilkFortifier made from 100 percent human breast milk for critically ill premature infants, is expanding its Utah donor outreach through their Helping Hands Milk Bank.

Utah's nursing mothers may choose to donate excess breast milk through Helping Hands, to be used to make life-saving, human milk-based nutritional products for extremely premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Utah is often recognized for its healthy population because Utah women have among the lowest rates of death from cancer, as well as coronary heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. Low percentages of Utah women smoke, have high blood pressure, are obese, or binge drink. This increases the percentage of donor applicants likely to pass Helping Hands' thorough prequalification process.

The two-week application process requires no donor travel and ensures that mother and infant health come first. Interested donors may learn more and apply at HelpingHandsBank.com.

This is Lane Beattie for KSL News Radio.

Lane Beattie

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